July 18, 2005

Cool Nursing Blogs

I have been reading some really awesome nursing blogs like Thinking Nurse, 'ImpactED Nurse', 'Head Nurse', "About A Nurse', 'CodeBlog', and 'Where's My Towel?' to name a few. I could sit and read them until I go cross-eyed. They tell of many adventures that I have yet to have and some that I can identify with.

I so want to blog about things that go on in my day to day experiences but am so afraid to because of HIPAA. My biggest fear is that a family member might happen upon it and say, "That's my Mom!" and want to sue me or my employer for talking about them.

Does anyone know legally how I can tell my funny stories without endangering myself? Just change the names and not mention the name of the facility that I work for? My little patients keep me laughing, crying, and truly amazed. The elderly are too underappreciated and forgotten by society. We should truly treasure them. We are who we are because of them...and someday...we will be them. I'd like to share how wonderful they are.

Posted by Barbara at July 18, 2005 06:58 PM
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Hev you seen the amazing blogroll of nursing blogs here:
http://www.mediblogopathy.blogspot.com/

Posted by: coturnix at July 24, 2005 11:25 PM

These are great! Thanks! I have added them to my favorites and will add some of them to my list, I'm sure, as I've had time to read some more.
Barbara

Posted by: Barbara at July 26, 2005 08:32 PM

check out casesblog.blogspot.com
go to his archives, and checkt out his post on 07/06/2005, entitled "case reports and HIPAA rules". i hope it will help you in your blogging decisions.

Posted by: may at July 28, 2005 12:58 PM

That was very imformative May! Thank you! However, I think that I suffere from short term memory loss sometimes. I think that I will save this somehow for constant reference.

Posted by: Barbara at July 29, 2005 11:06 PM